Extraordinary elopement weddings at Millbrook, Devon

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Milbrook

Super Special Elopement Weddings

Extraordinary elopement weddings at Millbrook, Devon

 

Owners Kate and Bob dreamt up the concept of hosting elopement weddings at Millbrook over 10 years ago following their struggle to find somewhere intimate, unique and different to host their own wedding. Today, the strength of their heartfelt desire to create super-special elopement wedding experiences for couples is evident in the countless 5-star reviews that this exquisite wedding venue regularly receives – take a look here. Yet, despite the popularity of Millbrook, Kate and Bob have certainly not developed Millbrook into a “corporate wedding venue”: far from it. They’re committed to providing the highest levels of personal care and attention to detail that makes every wedding they host distinct, special and memorable. What’s more, you’re encouraged to bring your own wedding day dreams to life at Millbrook ensuring that each and every wedding is distinct, reflecting each couple’s tastes, preferences and personality. This is a place where every wedding is super-special.

 

You’ll find Millbrook tucked away in the patchwork hills of North Devon. It’s easily accessible, being just 40 minutes off the M5. (Steve the local taxi driver can pick you up from the station if you prefer to travel by train.) On arrival you’ll discover that this beautifully unspoilt 32-acre private estate is just brimming with wonder. Explore the warren of secret paths, revealing hidden glades and lakes; enjoy the contrasting wild flowers, meadows and woodlands; relax in any of the numerous seated areas in the well-tended formal gardens, taking in the amazing views and aromas; and, make sure you take time to watch the waterwheel on The Old Corn Mill turning from the bespoke copper swing.

 

You’ll enjoy a stay in your choice of 5 award winning 5* Gold accommodation (4 designed for just for 2 and 1 romantic cottage sleeping up to 4 if you wish to stay with your children or guests) – some with their own private hot tubs, or try out the Hot Tub Hut in the woods complete with an LCD optical star lit roof with 480 individual LED stars. Take along a bottle of bubbles from the honesty bar to top off this amazing romantic experience.


If you can draw yourselves away from this fabulous place, you’ll find plenty to do and see close-by. It’s located just 20 minutes away from Ex­moor, Dartmoor and the coast mak­ing it an ideal place to ex­plore some of the most stunning parts of Devon.

Dog friendly elopements at Millbrook

What can we expect from an elopement wedding at Millbrook?

 

Millbrook has a fabulous approach to supporting couples in creating their own unique wedding days. This starts with use of the Summer House for you wedding ceremony – a bespoke ceremony space that’s totally adaptable and transforms from summer to winter months providing a beautiful setting for elopements all year round.

 

In the warmer months you can enjoy the pretty natural surroundings with the floor to ceiling 5m wide doors open to let the outside in for your wedding ceremony. You can also consider options to conduct  your wedding ceremony outside. Millbook offers a plethora of outdoor locations in the grounds at Millbrook to say "I do" including: underneath the oak tree, old as time; in the ancient woods on a carpet of bluebells; in a wild flower field; amongst the beautiful flower borders popping with colour; we could go on... In the colder months, you can keep the glazed doors closed (but with nature still in full sight), take a match to the log fire, light the candles and ignite the fairly lights, transforming the Summer House into something straight out of a fairy tale.

 

Then it’s for you to select your choice of the 5* Gold award winning accommodation offered at Millbrook.

So many epic backdrops for wedding photography at Millbrook

Luxurious accommodation options

 

Lakeview

 

Lakeview is a loft-style apartment with everything you need for a romantic stay for two. It’s separate to the Old Mill House and provides a stunning self-contained property with awesome views over the lake and Estate beyond. It’s beautifully decorated in a clean modern-luxe style and special features include:

 

  • King-sized bed with Egyptian cotton sheets with a Galaxy Dreamer Starlight machine creating your own star show on the ceiling

  • A private Beachcomber hot tub found in your own private garden

  • Samsung Ultra HD Internet TV and Blu Ray

  • Sonos Surround Sound System with ipad

  • The most amazing bathroom including: a whirlpool bath big enough for 2; Aqua Vision HD LCD TV, Bluetooth speakers built into the bath tub, super-fluffy towels and robes and underfloor heating

  • Fully equipped kitchen for you to cook up your favourite treats during your stay

  • Weber gas BBQ

  • Honesty bar

Take a look here to see more of Lakeview.

 

Pulley Mill

 

This romantic hideaway combines a wonderful history and character seamlessly with bang up to date facilities in a shabby chic style that you’ll not want to leave. Pulley Mill was the original name of the Mill, and if you look carefully, you can see the old workings in this apartment. It’s set at the top of The Old Corn Mill and benefits from high, oak-beamed ceilings, a galleried kitchen and amazing views over the Estate.

 

You’ll enjoy:

 

  • Laura Ashley king-sized bed dressed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linen and a Galaxy Star Machine

  • 55” Samsung 4K HD LCD TV, with Smart Hub on demand and Netflix, Amazon Echo and a Blu Ray Player

  • A fully equipped kitchen for you to create culinary magic

  • An amazing bathroom including: feature bath, power shower and LED lighting to allow true relaxation – and super-fluffy towels and robes too!

  • Honesty bar

You can see more details about Pulley Mill here.

 

Corncott

 

With stunning views over the Estate, Corncott is found on the first floor of The Old Corn Mill. Here you’ll find airy and luxurious accommodation, filled with character and modern-day creature comforts. The old wooden beams give a nod to yesteryear, and you can see the water wheel through a specially designed feature window.

 

You can look forward to:

 

  • Laura Ashley divan bed with silky smooth Egyptian cotton linen and a Galaxy Star Machine

  • 55” Samsung 4K HD LCD TV, with Smart Hub on demand and Netflix, Amazon Echo and a Blu Ray Player

  • A fully equipped kitchen for you to create culinary magic

  • Bathroom with a corner heritage power shower, feature LED lighting, fluffy towels and robes

  • Honesty bar

If you'd like to find out more about Corncott take a look here.

 

Wheel Room

 

Situated on the ground floor of The Old Corn Mill, this apartment is bursting with character and has been furnished with uber-comfortable Laura Ashley furniture to make your stay totally relaxing. This property also welcomes up to 2 well behaved dogs who will just love walks on the estate. As with all the accommodation options, the Wheel Room offers beautiful views of the estate.

 

Special features include:

 

  • A large comfy king- sized bed with views over the estuary 

  • Stunning feature wall in the bedroom

  • 55” Samsung 4K HD LCD TV, with Smart Hub on demand and Netflix, Amazon Echo and a Blu Ray Player

  • A fully equipped country kitchen with granite surfaces and a Belfast sink for you to prepare your favourite snacks and meals

  • Bathroom finished in tavertine tiles and includes a bath with shower over

You can find out more about the Wheel Room here.

Rose Cottage

Found in the close-by village of High Bickington you'll find this delightful thatched cottage that oozes romance and provides a heady mix of carefully preserved original features with all the creature comforts you could wish for. You may want to keep all this loveliness to yourselves, but should you wish to bring your children or have your witnesses stay with you then you'll find this versatile accommodation family friendly with 2 exquisite double bedrooms 

No detail has been overlooked here in terms of making your stay super special, including:

  • A luxury Beachcomber Hot Tub tucked under a gazebo is the centre piece of the Mediterranean style garden that also includes a large seating area and table for alfresco dining

  • A large, divinely comfortable super-king bed for your wedding night

  • A log wood burner to enjoy as the evenings cool

  • A sumptuous William Holland copper bath for 2

  • All the technology you need to make your stay easy including: 43" UHD TV with play on demand (including Netflix and DisneyPlus)

  • A cot and highchair are available at this cottage

You can see more about Rose Cottage here.

 

With all the accommodation options you can choose to add extra treats that will be waiting for you on arrival. Choose from:

  • Champagne or non-alcoholic fizz romantic packages with luxury chocolates

  • Alpaca socks

  • Emma Bridgewater Mr & Mrs mugs

 

Once you’ve picked your accommodation, your next question is how long do you want to stay? You can choose a 2/3/4 or 7-night stay.

 

You can hold your wedding ceremony any day of your choice aside from Sunday. Bob, Maddy and the superb team at Millbrook will be on hand throughout your planning process to offer advice, guidance and support on your unique wedding journey, ensuring every step is a pleasure and stress-free.

 

The totally personal approach taken at Millbrook means that there are no dictated packages, but, you can easily create your own bespoke wedding at Millbrook by choosing one of the beautiful accommodation options and then picking your choice of the fabulous wedding day service suppliers that Millbrook have handpicked for you to work with – you can see the list here. These are the only suppliers you are able to choose from at this venue – but we can assure you that this fabulous list will not disappoint as Millbrook work only with the very best local elopement wedding service providers.

 

It’s worth noting that Millbrook is a BYO (bring your own) drinks venue with no corkage fee offering you the freedom to bring your own favourite tipples without the cost of corkage.

 

Wedding packages and prices

 

Millbrook offers you access to their beautiful destination wedding venue either with luxury 5-star self-catering accommodation or elopement venue hire only in the Summer House.

 

Prices start from £999 depending on time of year, choice of accommodation, and length of stay. You can choose from a 2/3/4 or 7-night accommodation in your choice of the luxury properties.

 

Prices include:

  • Luxury accommodation

  • Wedding on the day of your choice in the Summer House

  • Wedding coordinator to help organise your day

  • The Millbrook team would love to be your witnesses (if required) 

  • A bottle of Champagne (or non-alcoholic fizz) 

 

If you’d like to include guests at your elopement wedding day at Millbrook, you can add up to 4 guests charged at £50 per guests and including a glass of Champagne to toast your wedding. Catering can be provided at additional cost for you and your guests.

 

The price will vary depending on your choice of accommodation, length of stay and time of year. You can request a quote based on what you are looking for from Bob and Maddy by emailing weddings@millbrookestate.co.uk

or calling on 01769 629069

The other cost you’ll need to consider are:

  • The Devon Registrars. Devon Registrars’ fees are paid directly to the Registry Office and details of these fees can be seen here

  • Any wedding day services you wish to book direct with your chosen suppliers that we add on from Millbrook's dedicated and talented service suppliers list.

 
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Next Steps

 

To find out more, obtain a quote, look at availability or to book your elopement at Millbrook, please contact Maddy or Bob on 01769 629069 or email weddings@millbrookestate.co.uk

 

Once you have spoken to Maddy or Bob and booked your elopement date, the next step is to contact Devon Registrar by completing their application form - you can do this HERE. You will need to select your Venue as Millbrook Estate. Please note a £50 none refundable deposit will be payable to the Devon Registrars on booking.

 

It’s strongly advised that you don’t make contact with the Devon Registrar before talking to Maddy or Bob who can explain the process in more detail.


Once you are booked in with Millbrook and the Devon Registrar, you will need to select your wedding day service providers and book them in too. Maddy and Bob will be on hand should you need any advice, have questions or if you need some guidance along the way. Their aim is to make your elopement wedding experience fun, exciting and all about you from start to finish.

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